Italian sayings about nature
If you are starting to learn Italian and are particularly interested in learning about the world of nature and the environment, here you will find the vocabulary related to this subject. At the end of the post, we dive a bit deeper with some phrases.
The topics of climate change and renewable energies come up often. Some people are in favor, and some are against it. Would you like to participate in these conversations and offer contributions? This post is for you.
Italian words about nature and the environment
There is gender attached to many Italian words. When that is the case, we write an “m” for masculine and “f” for feminine.
aria (m) – air
inquinanti – pollutants
acque reflue – wastewater
garbage – rifiuti
albero (m) – tree
arbusto (m) – shrub
sabbia (f) – sand
foresta (m) – forest
campo (m), campagna (f) – field, countryside
cielo (m) – sky
il riscaldamento globale – global warming
cambiamenti climatici – climate change
ozonosfera – ozone layer
conservazione – conservation
preservare – preserve
contaminazione – contamination
inquinamento acustico – noise pollution
inquinante – contaminant
contaminare – contaminate
collina (f) – hill
costa (f) – coast
spazio (m) – cosmos
deserto (m) – desert
deforestazione – deforestation
anidride carbonica – carbon dioxide
ecologico – ecological
ecologo – ecologist
ecosistema – ecosystem
serra – greenhouse Effect
smaltimento dei rifiuti – waste disposal
l’energia solare – solar energy
veleno – poison
erosione del suolo – soil erosion
specie in pericolo – endangered species
radioattività – radioactivity
estinzione – extinction
morire – extinguish
stagno (m) – pond
stella (f) – star
fauna (f) – wildlife
flora (f) – flora
fuoco (m) – fire
ghiaccio (m) – ice
erba (m) grass
deforestazione – deforestation
acid rain – pioggia acida
ambiente – environment
inquinamento – pollution
rifiuti processing – waste processing
riciclabile – recyclable
rifiuti tossici – toxic waste
scorie radioattive – radioactive waste
veleni – poisons
tossico – toxic
isola (f) – island
Italian sayings about nature and the environment
L’erba del vicino è sempre più verde. – The grass is always greener on the other side.
La mela non cade mai troppo lontano dall’albero. – The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
L’albero si raddrizza quando è piccolo. – Bend the tree while it is young.
Chi vuole cogliere il frutto deve salire sull’albero. – He that would have the fruit, must climb the tree.
L’albero che nasce storto non raddrizzerà mai il suo tronco. – Crooked by nature is never made straight by education.
Quando cade un albero tutti si affrettano a raccoglierne i rami per fare legna. – When a tree falls, everyone rushes to gather its branches for wood.
Al primo colpo non cade l’albero. – The tree is not felled at one blow.
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I love these Italian sayings about nature – they’re so beautiful and poetic! It’s astonishing how Italian culture is so connected to nature, and it shows in these phrases. I especially love “chi semina vento raccoglie tempesta” (who sows the wind, reaps the storm) – it’s a powerful reminder to be mindful of our actions and their consequences. Thanks for sharing these lovely sayings – I will use them in everyday conversations!
I am glad this post encourages you to use these phrases. Italian has a lot of flavor in its sayings. So, discovering them is an exciting part of the language learning process.
Nature has its language. And we can incorporate it into our by drawing lessons from it. Thanks for these Italian sayings! I enjoyed them all!
I am glad to read your comment. It’s nice to feel the work we put into this site is helpful to others.
What a great way to learn a foreign language. I always thought that watching a series is the most effective way to learn a language. And reading books is also good. However, the latter is a slower way.
Once we grasp the basics, being able to participate in a discussion in a foreign language is the most accelerated form of learning!
I am passionate about nature! So, participating in discussions on this topic will always be profitable.
I am glad you found this post profitable! All the best in learning Italian!